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                YEAR 8 -- 2001/02 SEASON


                              "ON THE BEACH"

                         EPISODE #227271


   THIS SCRIPT HAS BEEN ANNOTATED TO ENHANCE FOREIGN LANGUAGE TRANSLATIONS.



                                  As Broadcast

DATE CREATED: JUNE. 2, 2002


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ER


“ON THE BEACH”


TEASER




MONTAGE OF CLIPS/RECAP
                                        (Recap: short for 'Recapitulation')


GREENE:                              (vo) Previously on “ER.”
                                        (ER: refer to Medical Glossary)


(CONFRONTATION BETWEEN GREENE AND RACHEL)


GREENE (CONT‟D):                     Hey, Rachel!


RACHEL:                              You search my room and go through my private
                                     things!
                                        (go through: search through)


GREENE:                              I was looking for drugs!


(CORDAY CALLS THE EMERGENCY ROOM ABOUT ELLA AS ELLA CRIES)


CORDAY:                              (on phone) I have a baby with an amphetamine
                                     (os) overdose.
                                        (amphetamine: a nervous- system
                                        stimulant)


(GREENE LEARNS ABOUT ELLA)


GREENE:                              Oh, god!


(GREENE AND CORDAY SIT WITH ELLA)
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CORDAY:                             (crying) She may never open her eyes again.


(CORDAY GIVES GREENE AN ULTIMATUM)


CORDAY (CONT‟D):                    Either she‟s out of the house by the time I
                                    take that baby home, or I‟m not...


(GREENE TALKS TO BURKE)


CORDAY (CONT‟D):                     ...taking that baby home!


BURKE:                              I‟m afraid it‟s definitely tumor re-growth.
                                       (afraid: used colloquially to
                                       convey regret)


(CLIP OF GREENE GETTING A SCAN OF HIS BRAIN)


BURKE (CONT‟D):                     (vo) You should have been dead a year ago,
                                    Mark.


(CORDAY COMFORTS GREENE)


CORDAY:                             How much time?


(GREENE KISSES CORDAY‟S FOREHEAD)


CARTER:                             (vo) (reading) “Mark died this morning...”


(CARTER READS CORDAY‟S FAX)


CARTER (CONT‟D):                    (reading) “...at six-oh-four a.m.    The sun
                                    was rising, his favorite time of day...
                                       (six-oh-four a.m.: short for 'six
                                       o'clock in the morning')
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(BLACK SCREEN)


CHYRON:                            “On the Beach”


CARTER (CONT‟D):                   (vo) (reading) “I sent this on so that you
                                   might know he was thinking about all of
                                   you...”
                                      (this: referring to the letter)


GREENE:                            (vo) You set the tone...


(END RECAP)


EXT. AMBULANCE BAY/STREET-NIGHT


(GREENE WALKS PAST CARTER THROUGH THE AMBULANCE BAY FOR
THE LAST TIME)


GREENE (CONT‟D):                   ...Carter.


CARTER:                            What?


GREENE:                            Work on your jump shot.
                                      (jump shot: a shot made by a
                                      basketball player at the highest
                                      point of a jump - note Greene's
                                      figurative suggestion that Carter
                                      assume and work on his leadership
                                      role)


EXT. TRAIN-SHORT TIME LATER


(GREENE RIDES ON THE FULL TRAIN)
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INT. GREENE/CORDAY ENTRYWAY/KITCHEN-NIGHT


(GREENE PASSES THROUGH TO THE KITCHEN AND GETS SOME
MILK)


GREENE:                           (sigh)


INT. GREENE/CORDAY HALLWAY/RACHEL‟S BEDROOM-LATER


(GREENE KNOCKS ON THE DOOR AND THEN ENTERS THE DARKENED
ROOM TO FIND HER ASLEEP WITH MUSIC PLAYING)


MUSIC CUE IN – BACKGROUND WITH VOCALS


SINGER:                           (vo) (unintelligible singing) ...that I
                                  make.    All the choices that I make...   Show
                                  me what it‟s for.     Make me understand it.
                                  I‟ve been crawling in the dark...


(GREENE SWITCHES OFF THE MUSIC)


MUSIC CUE OUT – BACKGROUND


INT. GREENE/CORDAY HALLWAY/KITCHEN-LATER


(CORDAY COMES DOWNSTAIRS AND FINDS GREENE SITTING AT THE
BAR WRITING)


CORDAY:                           Mark?


GREENE:                           Hey.
                                     (slang for 'Hello')


CORDAY:                           What are you doing?
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GREENE:                           I‟m feeling sorry for myself. (sigh)
                                     (feeling sorry for: pitying)


CORDAY:                           I made you some soup.


GREENE:                           Uh, no thanks.


CORDAY:                           Do you want me to put some drops in your
                                  eye?


GREENE:                           I just did it.       Just making a list.     Things
                                  I‟ve always wanted to do but I never found
                                  time for.    What?     Too morbid.
                                     (Just: I was just)


CORDAY:                           A bit.
                                     (Somewhat)


GREENE:                           You want to hear it?
                                     (You: Do you)


CORDAY:                           Sure.
                                     (colloquial for 'Certainly')


GREENE:                           I got a little carried away.
                                     (a little: somewhat)
                                     (carried away: colloquial for
                                     'moved or greatly excited')


CORDAY:                           Mm-hm.


GREENE:                           (reading) “Sail around the world.          Climb
                                  Mount Kilimanjaro.       Play third base for the
                                  Cubs and hit a sacrifice fly to drive in the
                                  wining run in the seventh game of the World
                                  Series.”    They get better.
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                                         (Mount Kilimanjaro: the highest
                                         mountain in Africa)
                                         (Cubs: a professional baseball team
                                         based in Chicago, Illinois)
                                         (sacrifice fly: a fly ball enabling
                                         a runner to score after it is
                                         caught by a fielder)
                                         (World Series: the annual
                                         championship series of professional
                                         baseball)
                                         (get better: improve)


CORDAY:                            Uh-huh.


GREENE:                            (reading) “Start a garage band and end up on
                                   the cover of „Rolling Stone.‟”
                                         (garage band: a rock-and-roll band
                                         begun locally who rehearse in their
                                         garage)
                                         (end up: colloquial for 'end')
                                         ("Rolling Stone": title of a
                                         monthly magazine devoted to the
                                         music industry)


CORDAY:                            (os) Do you even play an instrument?


GREENE:                            No.     But I‟ve always wanted to trash a hotel
                                   room. (reading) “Jump out of an airplane.”
                                         (trash: slang for 'ruin;
                                         vandalize')


(CORDAY POURS HERSELF SOME MILK)


GREENE (CONT‟D):                   (reading) “Have noisy sex in a public
                                   place.”
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CORDAY:                           I can help you with that one.


GREENE:                           (reading) “Smoke hand-rolled Cuban cigars
                                  while drinking dark Caribbean rum in a
                                  sidewalk café overlooking the Havana
                                  seawall.”


CORDAY:                           That‟s a really good one.


GREENE:                           (os) (reading) “Get towed in to Mavericks on
                                  a big one and live (on camera) to tell about
                                  it.”
                                     (Get towed…one: Get towed in by a
                                     big wave on a surfers' reef in Half
                                     Moon Bay, California)


(CORDAY GOES OVER TO THE REFRIGERATOR)


GREENE (CONT‟D):                  (reading) “Find Jerry Walker and beat the
                                  living crap out of him.”
                                     (beat the living crap out of:
                                     colloquial for 'thoroughly beat or
                                     thrash')


CORDAY:                           And who‟s he?


GREENE:                           (os) Tenth grade.   Long story.    Take the
                                  kids to Disneyworld.    Teach Ella how to ice
                                  skate at Rockefeller Center at
                                  Christmastime.   Teach Rachel how to drive...
                                  (on camera) Be there to give them both away
                                  at their weddings...”     I told you I was
                                  sitting down here feeling sorry for myself.
                                     (Long: It is a long)
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                                     (kids: slang for 'children')
                                     (Disneyworld: a world-famous theme
                                     park in Orlando, Florida)
                                     (Rockefeller Center: an
                                     international building in midtown
                                     Manhattan that houses an outdoor
                                     ice-skating rink in the winter)
                                     (give…away: colloquial for 'present
                                     a bride to the groom in a marriage
                                     ceremony')


(CORDAY COMES BACK OVER TO GREENE)


CORDAY:                           We could all go to Disneyworld.       I‟d like
                                  that.


GREENE:                           (sighs over Corday) I haven‟t been a very
                                  good father.


CORDAY:                           Yes, you have.


GREENE:                           No, I haven‟t.     I wasn‟t there when she
                                  needed me.     I was four hundred miles away.
                                  A phone call on Saturdays.     A couple of
                                  weeks in the summer.     You know what the last
                                  thing on my list is?     “Fix Rachel.”
                                     (You know: Do you know)


MAIN TITLES


MUSIC CUE IN – MAIN TITLES


END TEASER


MUSIC CUE OUT – MAIN TITLES
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ACT ONE




EXT. SCHOOL/INT. GREENE‟S CAR-DAY


(GREENE WATCHES AS RACHEL COMES OUT OF SCHOOL SMOKING, HER
ARM LINKED WITH A BOY'S)


KIDS:                               (unintelligible chatter throughout)


(GREENE GETS OUT OF HIS CAR)


GREENE:                             Rachel? (os) Rachel?


(RACHEL GIVES HER CIGARETTE TO ANOTHER GIRL)


RACHEL:                             See ya.   Bye.
                                       (See ya: short for 'I will see you
                                       later')
                                       (Bye: short for 'Good-bye')


(RACHEL JOINS GREENE AS HE PRODUCES A TIN OF MINTS)


RACHEL (CONT‟D):                    Hey.


GREENE:                             Breath mint?     For that cigarette?


RACHEL:                             I was just holding it for a friend.


GREENE:                             In your mouth?


RACHEL:                             What are you doing here?


GREENE:                             Picking you up.    Is there anything in your
                                    locker you need?
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                                        (Picking…up: colloquial for
                                        'Collecting')


RACHEL:                           What?


GREENE:                           Is there anything you need, like, right
                                  away?
                                        (like: refer to Slang Glossary)
                                        (right away: colloquial for
                                        'immediately')


RACHEL:                           No.


(GREENE HOLDS THE CAR DOOR FOR RACHEL AND SHE GETS IN)


GREENE:                           Okay, come on.
                                        (Okay: refer to Slang Glossary)
                                        (come on: refer to Slang Glossary)


RACHEL:                           Where are we going?


GREENE:                           Honestly, Rachel, I don‟t know.


INT. AIRPLANE/SKY/AIRFIELD-DAY


INSTRUCTOR:                       (os) Here we go!


(GREENE LEAPS FROM THE PLANE; SOON HE PULLS HIS PARACHUTE;
BELOW, RACHEL WATCHES SITTING ON A CAR AS AN
EIGHTEEN-YEAR-OLD NAMED BILLY APPROACHES)


BILLY:                            (os) Is that your dad?
                                        (dad: slang for 'father')


RACHEL:                           Yeah.
                                        (slang for 'Yes')
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BILLY:                              Mid-life crisis?
                                       (a period of psychological doubt
                                       and anxiety that some people
                                       experience in middle age)


RACHEL:                             Something like that.


INT. HOTEL LOBBY/EXT. BEACH-DAY


MUSIC CUE IN – BACKGROUND


(GREENE COMES DOWNSTAIRS AND GOES OUT TO THE BEACH)


TOWEL GUY:                          Aloha.


GREENE:                             Good morning.


VOICES:                             (unintelligible chatter)


MUSIC CUE OUT – BACKGROUND


INT. HOTEL SUITE-DAY


(GREENE AWAKENS RACHEL)


GREENE:                             Hey.


RACHEL:                             What?


GREENE:                             You hungry?
                                       (You: Are you)


RACHEL:                             What time is it?
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GREENE:                           It‟s almost eight.
                                     (eight: eight o'clock)


RACHEL:                           (snort) Oh, god!


GREENE:                           I told you not to stay up late watching that
                                  movie.


RACHEL:                           (disgusted sound)


GREENE:                           Come on.    Time‟s a-wasting.   Gotta go.
                                     (Time's a-wasting: colloquial for
                                     'Time is fleeting')
                                     (Gotta: short for 'We got to')


RACHEL:                           Go where?


GREENE:                           History lesson.


RACHEL:                           What?


GREENE:                           My history.


MUSIC CUE IN – BACKGROUND WITH VOCALS


INT. JEEP-DAY


(GREENE AND RACHEL ARE RIDING)


TODD RUNDGREN:                    (vo) (singing “Hello, It‟s Me”) “Hello, it‟s
                                  me.”
                                     ("Hello, It's Me": title of a 1973
                                     song by former rock-and-roll singer
                                     Todd Rundgren)
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RACHEL:                           (over singing) What‟s with this music?
                                        (What's with: slang for 'Why')


GREENE:                           (over singing) You don‟t like Todd Rundgren?


RACHEL:                           Can we change the station?


GREENE:                           No.     I like this.


TODD RUNDGREN:                    (vo) (singing) “I‟ve thought about us for a
                                  long long time now.”


RACHEL:                           This is where everything blew up?
                                        (blew up: colloquial for
                                        'exploded')


(GREENE INDICATES THE SIGHTS)


TODD RUNDGREN:                    (vo) (continues singing unintelligibly under
                                  conversation)


GREENE:                           Yeah.     That‟s Battleship Row.    See the white
                                  building?     That‟s the Arizona Memorial.
                                  When I was a kid, there wasn‟t a bridge here
                                  though.     You used to have to take the ferry
                                  back and forth (os) to school, to the
                                  movies, to shop. (on camera) It was kind of
                                  cool. (vo) I loved living in Hawaii.
                                        (Battleship Row: a row of
                                        battleships active in the attack on
                                        Pearl Harbor in 1941)
                                        (See: Do you see)
                                        (Arizona Memorial: a memorial to a
                                        Pearl Harbor battleship)
                                        (kid: slang for 'child; youngster')
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                                     (used to: colloquial for
                                     'formerly')
                                     (back and forth: colloquial for
                                     'first in one direction, then in
                                     the reverse direction, etc.')
                                     (kind of: refer to Slang Glossary)
                                     (cool: slang for 'excellent')


MUSIC CUE OUT – BACKGROUND


EXT. FORD ISLAND HOUSING-LATER
                                     (Ford Island: an island of Hawaii
                                     on which military barracks were
                                     burned during the Pearl Harbor
                                     attack)


(GREENE AND RACHEL WALK DOWN A RESIDENTIAL STREET)


GREENE:                           (os) Mom had flower gardens everywhere.
                                  That‟s what she used to do when Dad was gone
                                  to keep busy.    Gardening.   Hated it.   She
                                  used to make me weed, fertilize, mow the
                                  lawn.
                                     (Mom: slang for 'Mother')
                                     (Hated: I hated)


(THEY STOP BEFORE A HOUSE)


GREENE (CONT‟D):                  Last ferry was at eleven o‟clock.      So Navy
                                  kids mostly just stayed on the base.      The
                                  golf course, the pool, bowling alley, youth
                                  center.
                                     (Last: The last)


RACHEL:                           You were a bowler?
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GREENE:                           Yeah.   Mostly just rode our bikes around,
                                  went to the beach, got in trouble trying to
                                  sneak into restricted areas.
                                     (Mostly: We mostly)
                                     (got in trouble: colloquial for
                                     'had difficulties, especially with
                                     an authority')


RACHEL:                           How long were you here?


GREENE:                           Three years.     Longest time we ever spent in
                                  one place.
                                     (Longest: It was the longest)


EXT. OFFICER‟S QUARTERS POOL-LATER


(GREENE AND RACHEL WALK TOWARD THE POOL AND STOP OUTSIDE
THE FENCE)


KIDS:                             (laughter/unintelligible chatter throughout)


GREENE:                           All the good kids were JROTC, hoping to get
                                  into Annapolis.     I hung out with the
                                  troublemakers.     A couple of teenagers acting
                                  dangerous, tough.     Had my first job here.
                                     (JROTC: abbreviation for 'Junior
                                     Reserve Officers' Training Corps')
                                     (get into: be admitted to)
                                     (Annapolis: the United States Naval
                                     Academy)
                                     (hung out: colloquial for 'spent
                                     time')
                                     (Had: I had)


RACHEL:                           You were a lifeguard?
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GREENE:                           No.     Junior janitor.     I‟d get here at six
                                  a.m., sweep up, mop the locker rooms, skim
                                  the pool.     One-twenty-five an hour.
                                        (Junior: A junior)
                                        (six a.m.: short for 'six o'clock
                                        in the morning')
                                        (Sweep up: Sweep)
                                        (One-twenty-five: short for 'One
                                        dollar and twenty-five cents')


RACHEL:                           That‟s slave wages.


GREENE:                           It was enough to keep me in new records and
                                  good weed.
                                        (keep me in: keep me supplied with)
                                        (weed: slang for 'marijuana')


(RACHEL LOOKS AT HIM)


GREENE (CONT‟D):                  What?     You know, records, (os) LP‟s, vinyls.
                                  (on camera) Those funny big black things
                                  that your hip-hop heroes are always ripping
                                  off for their songs. (pause) Come on. (os)
                                  Come on.     I want (on camera) to show you
                                  something.     It‟s just a couple blocks away.
                                  (vo) Sixteen-inch guns could lob a two-
                                  thousand-pound shell...
                                        (You know: refer to Slang Glossary)
                                        (LP: abbreviation for 'long-playing
                                        phonograph record')
                                        (vinyls: vinyl phonograph records)
                                        (hip-hop: slang for 'the popular
                                        street culture of big-city and
                                        especially inner-city youth,
                                        characterized by graffiti art,
                                        break dancing, and rap music')
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                                     (ripping off: slang for 'stealing')


EXT. BOW OF THE MISSOURI-LATER
                                     (Missouri: a battleship active
                                     during the Pearl Harbor attack)


(GREENE AND RACHEL WALK AROUND THE DECK OF THE MISSOURI)


GREENE:                           ...twenty-three miles.     When a bombardment
                                  commenced, you could hear it forty miles
                                  away.   Up there‟s where the Japanese
                                  surrendered.     Tokyo Harbor.    Your
                                  grandfather took me up to the bridge once.
                                  Not here on the Missouri.        But on a sub-
                                  tender that he was the XO of.       They used to
                                  let sailors bring their families on board,
                                  steam around the harbor.     Kind of a take-
                                  your- kid-to-work day, only Dad‟s office was
                                  a warship.     He introduced me to all the
                                  sailors on watch, stuck a hat on me.
                                     (sub: short for 'submarine')
                                     (XO: abbreviation for 'executive
                                     officer')
                                     (Kind of: It was kind of; It was
                                     somewhat of)


RACHEL:                           One of those white Gilligan things?
                                     (Gilligan: name of a character
                                     played by Bob Denver on the 1960's
                                     television comedy "Gilligan's
                                     Island" - note that he wore a white
                                     sailor hat on the show)


GREENE:                           Yeah. (laugh) Held me up so I could man the
                                  helm, showed me what everything was for.         I
                                  was about your age.
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                                        (Held: He held)


RACHEL:                           Sounds like you liked it.
                                        (Sounds; It sounds)


GREENE:                           I did.


RACHEL:                           So why didn‟t you join the Navy?


GREENE:                           I was mad at my dad.


RACHEL:                           For what?


GREENE:                           For never being around, I guess.          We used to
                                  fight all the time.      About the music I
                                  listened to, my clothes, my friends, the
                                  length of my hair.
                                        (around: nearby; present)
                                        (all the time: colloquial for
                                        'constantly')


RACHEL:                           (laugh)


GREENE:                           Don‟t laugh.     I used to have hair.       Lots of
                                  it.     Down to my shoulders.     He resented my
                                  politics.     I hated his.   I used to try and
                                  provoke him, you know, just try to piss him
                                  off.     I was good at it.   I hated everything
                                  that he stood for.      And I made sure that he
                                  knew it.
                                        (piss…off: slang for 'anger')
                                        (stood for: colloquial for
                                        'represented')


RACHEL:                           What did he stand for?
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GREENE:                            Patriotism, responsibility, authority,
                                   honor...     Navy most of all.     I‟d take it all
                                   back now if I could.     But I can‟t.     He rode
                                   me pretty hard when he was around.        I think
                                   he was worried about me.     He was worried
                                   about the choices I was making and the
                                   things that I was interested in.
                                       (take…back: colloquial for
                                       'withdraw')
                                       (ride…hard: colloquial for 'was
                                       severe with')
                                       (pretty: slang for 'very; fairly')


RACHEL:                            Like what?


GREENE:                            Like, uh, girls, for one.        Bruce Lee flicks,
                                   rock-and-roll, surfing.
                                       (for one: as an example)
                                       (Bruce Lee: star of a series of
                                       martial arts films popular with
                                       young men)
                                       (flicks: slang for 'movies')


RACHEL:                            Surfing?


GREENE:                            Yeah.   Don‟t look so surprised.


RACHEL:                            Surfing?


EXT. WATER OFF WAIKIKI BEACH-DAY
                                       (Waikiki Beach: famous beach on
                                       Oahu Island of Hawaii)


(THEY‟RE OUT ON THE SMALL BREAKERS WITH RACHEL SITTING ON
A SURFBOARD AND GREENE IN THE WATER)
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GREENE:                             You‟re doing great.     You almost stood up on
                                    that last one.     Okay, lie down.


(RACHEL LIES DOWN ON THE SURFBOARD)


GREENE (CONT‟D):                    I‟m gonna push you.     Ready?
                                       (gonna: short for 'going to')
                                       (Ready?: Are you ready?)


RACHEL:                             Okay, yeah.


GREENE:                             And...ready?


RACHEL:                             Yeah.


GREENE:                             Paddle, paddle, paddle...


(RACHEL PADDLES HARD)


GREENE (CONT‟D):                    ...paddle!     Go, go! (os) Stand up!


(RACHEL STANDS AND STAYS UPRIGHT)


GREENE (CONT‟D):                    Go, go, go, go, go!


RACHEL:                             (laughs)


GREENE:                             Woo-hoo-hoo!


INT. HOTEL SUITE-NIGHT


MUSIC CUE IN – BACKGROUND WITH VOCALS


(RACHEL SITS ON THE FLOOR WITH LOUD MUSIC PLAYING)


RACHEL:                             (crying/sniffling)
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SINGER:                           (vo) (singing unintelligible) “...say this
                                  world is not so shallow...”


(RACHEL STANDS, CROSSES INTO GREENE‟S ROOM AND LOOKS OUT
AT HIM ASLEEP ON THE LANAI)


SINGER (CONT‟D):                  (vo) (singing) ...when you can beg, steal,
                                  or borrow... (continues singing
                                  unintelligibly)


RACHEL:                           Dad?   Dad?


(GREENE DOESN‟T MOVE; RACHEL TAKES A PILL FROM A
PRESCRIPTION BOTTLE; SHE GOES TO THE MINI-BAR AND CHOOSES
A SMALL BOTTLE OF ALCOHOL AND DRINKS IT WITH THE PILL;
CAMERA ANGLE ON GREENE LOOKING IN AT HER FROM THE LANAI)


MUSIC CUE OUT – BACKGROUND WITH VOCALS


END ACT ONE
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ACT TWO




EXT. RURAL ROAD/INT. JEEP-DAY


MUSIC CUE IN – BACKGROUND WITH VOCALS


(GREENE AND RACHEL DRIVE THROUGH A GATE)


JOHN LENNON:                      (vo) (singing “Imagine”) “Imagine there‟s no
                                  heaven.   It's easy if you try...”
                                     ("Imagine": title of a 1981 song by
                                     John Lennon, deceased former member
                                     of the internationally famous rock-
                                     and-roll band The Beatles)


GREENE:                           You know this one, right?


(RACHEL GIVES HIM AN ANNOYED LOOK)


JOHN LENNON:                      (vo) (continues singing) “No hell below us.”


GREENE:                           You got to know who this is.


JOHN LENNON:                      (vo) (continues singing) “Above us only
                                  sky...”


MUSIC CUE OUT – BACKGROUND


EXT. PLANTATION HOUSE-SHORT TIME LATER


(GREENE STARTS UNLOADING)


RACHEL:                           What is this place?
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GREENE:                           It‟s a retreat house.    I rented it for a
                                  week.


RACHEL:                           A what?


GREENE:                           Relax.    You‟re gonna love it.


INT. RACHEL‟S ROOM/EXT. LANAI/GREENE‟S ROOM-MOMENTS LATER


(RACHEL LOOKS AROUND THE SPARSELY FURNISHED ROOM; SHE GOES
OUTSIDE AND OVER TO GREENE‟S ROOM WHERE HE‟S UNPACKING)


RACHEL:                           There‟s no TV in my room.
                                     (TV: abbreviation for 'television')


GREENE:                           Right.


RACHEL:                           Where‟s the TV?


GREENE:                           I don‟t think there is one.


RACHEL:                           Is there a pool?


GREENE:                           Ocean.    Hotel was getting too expensive.
                                  The mini-bar charges alone were starting to
                                  add up.
                                     (Hotel: The hotel)
                                     (add up: colloquial for
                                     'accumulate')


(HE GIVES HER A KNOWING LOOK)


GREENE (CONT‟D):                  (os) Once you‟re done unpacking, (on camera)
                                  you can help me with dinner.


RACHEL:                           Is there a phone?
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GREENE:                            Should be around here someplace.
                                      (Should: There should)


RACHEL:                            What are we supposed to do?


GREENE:                            (os) I don‟t know. (on camera) Swim, walk on
                                   the beach, surf.


(RACHEL WALKS BACK OUT; A DOOR SLAMS)


INT. DINING ROOM-LATER


(RACHEL AND GREENE EAT IN SILENCE)


GREENE:                            (vo) Put your right foot on the brake.


EXT. PLANTATION ROAD/INT. JEEP-DAY


(GREENE IS TEACHING RACHEL HOW TO DRIVE THE JEEP)


GREENE:                            Left foot on the clutch. (os) Good.      Clutch
                                   all the way in. (on camera) Okay, now put it
                                   in first gear.     Remember where that is?
                                   Just straight up.     Good, good.   Okay, now
                                   you want to ease your right foot off of the
                                   brake (os) and onto the accelerator.      Okay,
                                   ease off (on camera) on the clutch. (os) A
                                   little gas.   Ease off on the clutch.     There
                                   you go.
                                      (Left: Put your left)
                                      (Clutch: Push the clutch pedal)
                                      (all the way: colloquial for 'the
                                      entire distance')
                                      (Remember: Do you remember)
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                                     (A little gas: Give it a little
                                     gas; Depress the accelerator pedal)
                                     (There you go: a colloquial
                                     expression of approval or
                                     encouragement)


(THEY MOVE JERKILY)


GREENE (CONT‟D):                  Uh-oh...


(THE ENGINE SPUTTERS AND DIES)


GREENE (CONT‟D):                  Ohh...


RACHEL:                           Dad?     What did I do?


GREENE:                           It‟s all right.     It‟s just a balance thing,
                                  you know?     It‟s kind of a balance between
                                  the clutch and the accelerator. (os) It‟s a
                                  feel thing. (on camera) It just takes a
                                  little practice.     All right.   Let‟s try it
                                  again.     Okay, make sure it‟s in neutral.
                                  Good.     Put that clutch in. (os) Put the
                                  brake on. (on camera) Okay, turn the
                                  ignition over.
                                     (all right: refer to Slang
                                     Glossary)
                                     (make sure: colloquial for 'be
                                     certain')
                                     (in neutral: in neutral gear)
                                     (Put: Press)
                                     (Put the brake on: Depress the
                                     brake pedal)
                                     (turn…over: colloquial for 'rotate;
                                     cycle')
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(THE IGNITION GRINDS PAINFULLY)


RACHEL:                           Aah!


GREENE:                           Oo, okay.     Make sure that clutch is pushed
                                  all the way in.


RACHEL:                           (os) (sighs under Greene)


(RACHEL TRIES AGAIN)


GREENE:                           Okay, got it in neutral.
                                     (got: you got; you have)


RACHEL:                           All right, okay.


GREENE:                           (os) Turn the ignition over again.


(THE ENGINE STARTS AND THEY GO THROUGH THE PROCESS AGAIN)


GREENE (CONT‟D):                  Okay, now put it up into first. (os) Okay,
                                  right foot off of that brake. (on camera)
                                  Put it on the accelerator. (os) Ease off the
                                  clutch.
                                     (first: first gear)
                                     (right foot: take your right foot)


(THEY MOVE FITFULLY AND THEN STOP AGAIN)


GREENE (CONT‟D):                  Whoa!     Wha...
                                     (Whoa!: slang for 'Stop!; Wait!')


RACHEL:                           (sighs) Maybe I should try an automatic.
                                     (automatic: automatic transmission)
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GREENE:                           No, no, no, no.        It‟s best to learn with a
                                  stick.
                                        (a stick: a stick shift; a standard
                                        transmission)


RACHEL:                           Mom has an automatic.
                                        (Mom: slang for 'Mother')


GREENE:                           Come on.     Put it in neutral.


RACHEL:                           I don‟t want to.


GREENE:                           Rachel, if you fall off the horse, you got
                                  to get right back on.
                                        (if you…back on: a familiar axiom
                                        suggesting that if you fail at
                                        something you must try again until
                                        you succeed)


RACHEL:                           The horse?


GREENE:                           (laugh) Come on.        You almost got it.     Let‟s
                                  go.
                                        (got: have mastered)


RACHEL:                           (sigh)


GREENE:                           (os) There you go.        Right foot on the brake,
                                  left foot on the clutch.        Neutral.     Start it
                                  up.
                                        (Start…up: Start)


(RACHEL STARTS THE CAR AND PUTS IT IN FIRST GEAR)


GREENE (CONT‟D):                  There you go.        There you go.
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RACHEL:                            (grunts)


GREENE:                            Okay, let off that clutch. (os) Let it off.
                                         (let off: ease off)


(THEY START MOVING MUCH MORE SMOOTHLY)


GREENE (CONT‟D):                   Hey, hey!        We‟re going!   We‟re driving,
                                   we‟re driving, we‟re driving!


RACHEL:                            (frightened) Oh... (os) God!


GREENE:                            Okay, now shift.


RACHEL:                            What?


GREENE:                            Shift, shift.        Just put it into second.
                                         (second: second gear)


RACHEL:                            How?     What?


GREENE:                            (os) Put the clutch in. (on camera) Pull it
                                   down to second. (os) Second, yeah, yeah.


(GREENE HELPS HER SHIFT)


GREENE (CONT‟D):                   Oh!     Good, yes!     You‟re driving!     Woo!
                                   We‟re driving!        We‟re free!


INT. GREENE‟S ROOM-DAY


(RACHEL LOOKS THROUGH THE BLINDS INTO GREENE‟S ROOM)


RACHEL:                            Dad?


(SHE OPENS THE DOOR)
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RACHEL (CONT‟D):                  Dad?


(SHE ENTERS AS GREENE SLEEPS)


RACHEL (CONT‟D):                  (os) Dad?


GREENE:                           (groggy) Huh?


RACHEL:                           (os) Are you okay?


GREENE:                           (grunt) Yeah.


RACHEL:                           Your headache back?
                                     (Your: Is your)


(GREENE SITS UP FACING AWAY FROM HER)


GREENE:                           I‟m all right.


(HE REMOVES THE BANDAGE FROM HIS EYE)


RACHEL:                           Well, I was gonna go to the beach.


GREENE:                           Okay.


(GREENE PUTS DROPS IN HIS EYE)


RACHEL:                           Are you coming?


GREENE:                           Be down there in a minute.
                                     (Be: I will be)
                                     (in a minute: colloquial for 'soon;
                                     shortly')
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EXT. BEACH/PLANTATION-LATER


MUSIC CUE IN – BACKGROUND


(GREENE COMES DOWN AS RACHEL LIES ON A TOWEL LISTENING TO
MUSIC)


SINGER:                           (vo) (unintelligible angry music playing
                                  throughout quietly)


GREENE:                           Beautiful, isn‟t it?


(RACHEL DOESN‟T HEAR HIM OVER THE MUSIC; GREENE SITS
AND NUDGES HER)


GREENE (CONT‟D):                  (grunt) Hey.    It‟s beautiful, huh?


RACHEL:                           Headache better?
                                     (Headache: Is your headache)


GREENE:                           Yeah, thanks.    What are you listening to?


RACHEL:                           You wouldn‟t like it.


(SHE PULLS THE HEADPHONES BACK DOWN AND CLOSES HER EYES;
GREENE SHUTS OFF THE COMPACT DISC PLAYER)


MUSIC CUE OUT – BACKGROUND


GREENE:                           When did you start getting high?
                                     (high: slang for 'intoxicated from
                                     drugs or alcohol')


RACHEL:                           I don‟t.
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GREENE:                           I was loaded most of the eighth grade.       I‟m
                                  no fool.   Stop treating me like one.
                                     (loaded: slang for 'intoxicated
                                     from drugs or alcohol')


RACHEL:                           I don‟t get high.


GREENE:                           I‟m missing three Vicodin.      Any idea what
                                  happened to them?
                                     (Vicodin: trademark name of a pain-
                                     killing narcotic))
                                     (Any: Do you have any)


RACHEL:                           Maybe you took them and forgot.


GREENE:                           What else are you doing?      We know about the
                                  Ecstasy.   Now the Vicodin.     Huffing?   Speed?
                                     (Ecstasy: a synthetic drug used
                                     illicitly for its mood-enhancing
                                     and hallucinogenic properties)
                                     (Huffing: slang for 'Sniffing
                                     inhalants')
                                     (Speed: slang for 'Amphetamines')


RACHEL:                           I already told you.     Nothing!


GREENE:                           Crystal meth, what?
                                     (Crystal meth: short for
                                     'Crystalline methamphetamine' - a
                                     stimulant drug)


RACHEL:                           (sigh) You don‟t believe me, fine!
                                     (You: If you)
                                     (fine: refer to Slang Glossary)


(RACHEL STANDS AND FLEES)
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GREENE:                           Rachel?     Rachel?    Rach?
                                     (Rach: short for 'Rachel')


(GREENE FOLLOWS HER AND OVERTAKES HER)


GREENE (CONT‟D):                  You‟re only fourteen.          What the hell are you
                                  gonna be putting in your body when you‟re
                                  sixteen? (grunt) We‟re gonna talk about
                                  this.
                                     (the hell: a mild slang curse or
                                     oath used as an intensive)


(GREENE STOPS RACHEL)


GREENE (CONT‟D):                  Rachel, damnit!       Stop.    I love you.     Please
                                  (sigh) don‟t do this.          I don‟t...I don‟t
                                  know what to do.       I don‟t have time to work
                                  this through.     I‟m not gonna be here in a
                                  year to help.     You‟ve got a bastard of a
                                  father who was never around and then went
                                  off and had a new baby.         Your mom got re-
                                  married to a creep.       She works too much.
                                  You got a raw deal, all right?         Why not get
                                  high?     No one gives a damn about you anyway.
                                  I know how that feels.         I remember being
                                  fourteen and pissed off at my dad and the
                                  world.     What are you gonna do when I‟m not
                                  here, Rach? (os) Who is gonna keep you from
                                  killing yourself? (on camera) I‟m scared.
                                  (os) Scared about what‟s gonna happen to
                                  you. (on camera) Look, it sucks!            I‟m your
                                  father and I‟m gonna die.         You know what?        I
                                  think it sucks, too.
                                     (damnit!: a mild slang curse or
                                     oath)
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                                      (this: referring to using illegal
                                      drugs and lying about it)
                                      (work…through: colloquial for
                                      'resolve')
                                      (bastard: slang for 'a wretched
                                      male')
                                      (went off: left)
                                      (creep: slang for 'an annoyingly
                                      unpleasant or repulsive person')
                                      (raw deal: colloquial for 'an
                                      instance of unfair treatment')
                                      (gives a damn: slang for 'cares')
                                      (sucks: slang for 'is bad or poor')
                                      (You know what?: used colloquially
                                      to preface one's remarks)


RACHEL:                            (sigh)


(RACHEL WALKS AWAY)


GREENE:                            (vo) No.


INT. PLANTATION KITCHEN-NIGHT


(GREENE IS TALKING ON THE PHONE)


GREENE:                            (on phone) Yeah.


CORDAY:                            (vo) You okay?
                                      (You: Are you)


GREENE:                            (on phone) It‟s fine.


CORDAY:                            (vo) (unintelligible because too low)


GREENE:                            (on phone) I‟m great.
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CORDAY:                           (vo) (unintelligible because too low)
                                  ...blurred vision?


GREENE:                           (on phone) No.    I‟m feeling good.
                                     (good: well)


CORDAY:                           (vo) All right.


GREENE:                           (on phone) How‟s Ella?


CORDAY:                           (vo) Wonderful... (unintelligible because
                                  too low) The tooth‟s finally grown in...


GREENE:                           (on phone) (over Corday) (laugh) Really?
                                  That‟s great.


CORDAY:                           (vo) How‟s Rachel doing?


GREENE:                           (on phone) She‟s fine.


CORDAY:                           (vo) (unintelligible because too low)


GREENE:                           (on phone) You know...fourteen.


EXT. OCEAN/BEACH-DAY


MUSIC CUE IN – BACKGROUND


(GREENE IS SURFING AS RACHEL WATCHES FROM THE SHORE)


EXT. PLANTATION-LATER


(GREENE AND RACHEL WALK BACK FROM THE BEACH)
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GREENE:                           You want to go out to dinner or just eat
                                  here?    I think we have some of that ono
                                  left.


MUSIC CUE OUT – BACKGROUND


GREENE: (CONT‟D)                  Vegetables...     Ice...
                                     (You: Do you)
                                     (ono: a type of fish)


(GREENE LOOKS DOWN AT HIS SHAKING HAND; RACHEL‟S WALKING
SLIGHTLY AHEAD OF HIM AND DOESN‟T NOTICE)


RACHEL:                           I want pizza.


(GREENE STOPS AND IT WORSENS, STARTING TO AFFECT HIS
WHOLE BODY)


RACHEL (CONT‟D):                  Can we get some pizza?         There‟s that place
                                  down by the surf shop looked pretty good.
                                  Get some...
                                     (surf shop: a shop that sells
                                     equipment for surfers)
                                     (looked: that looked)
                                     (Get: We could get)


(GREENE DROPS HIS SURFBOARD AND COLLAPSES, CONVULSING ON
THE GROUND)


GREENE:                           (convulsing sounds)


RACHEL:                           Dad?    God!   Dad?!   Dad?!     Dad?!


END ACT TWO
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ACT THREE




EXT. DRIVEWAY-DAY


MUSIC CUE IN – BACKGROUND


(CORDAY DRIVES UP AND GETS OUT)


EXT./INT. NORTH SHORE HOUSE FIRST FLOOR-SHORT TIME LATER


(CORDAY APPROACHES AND ENTERS WITH ELLA)


CORDAY:                           Mark?     Mark!


(SHE ABSORBS THE OCEAN VIEW)


CORDAY (CONT‟D):                  Oh, my goodness!
                                        (my goodness!: an exclamation of
                                        surprise)


INT. NORTH SHORE HOUSE UPSTAIRS/GREENE‟S BEDROOM-MOMENT LATER


(CORDAY ENTERS AND FINDS GREENE LYING ON THE BED FACING
THE OCEAN VIEW)


CORDAY:                           Mark? (pause) Hi.
                                        (Hi: slang for 'Hello')


(HE AWAKENS AND SMILES AT THEM)


GREENE:                           Hi.


MUSIC CUE OUT – BACKGROUND
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ELLA:                               (laughs)


INT. NORTH SHORE HOUSE KITCHEN/LIVING ROOM-LATER


(GREENE GETS A BOTTLE OF WINE AS THEY TALK)


GREENE:                             We were out driving around, saw the
                                    vacation-rental sign.


CORDAY:                             It must cost a fortune.
                                       (cost a fortune: colloquial for
                                       'cost a great amount of money')


GREENE:                             You only live once.     There‟s a lady named
                                    Janet.     She lives up the road, takes care of
                                    children.     She said she‟d be happy to help
                                    out.
                                       (You only live once: a familiar
                                       saying suggesting     one should enjoy
                                       oneself to the fullest while one is
                                       alive)
                                       (takes care of: attends to the
                                       needs of)
                                       (help out: colloquial for 'help')


(CORDAY PICKS UP A SIMMERING POT)


CORDAY:                             Huh.     What‟s this?


GREENE:                             Herbs.     Got a whole bunch of them.   Take
                                    them in the morning, the afternoon.      Boosts
                                    my immune system.
                                       (Got: I got)
                                       (bunch: collection)
                                       (Take: I take)
                                       (Boosts: It boosts)
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(SHE FINDS SOME OTHER THINGS)


CORDAY:                           Is this snakeskin?


GREENE:                           Could be.   The lady who does my acupuncture
                                  gave them to me. (reacting to her look)
                                  Couldn‟t hurt.     I can‟t find a corkscrew.
                                  How about a beer?
                                     (Could: It could)
                                     (Couldn't: It couldn't)
                                     (How about: refer to Slang
                                     Glossary)


CORDAY:                           Sure.   So, where‟s Rachel?
                                     (Sure: colloquial for 'Certainly')


GREENE:                           She‟s out surfing.


CORDAY:                           She found you in a grand mal seizure.
                                     (grand mal: a severe form of
                                     epilepsy characterized by seizures
                                     involving spasms and loss of
                                     consciousness)


GREENE:                           It‟s no big deal.
                                     (no big deal: slang for 'nothing
                                     important')


CORDAY:                           (os) She was scared to death (on camera)
                                  when she called me.     What did the
                                  neurologist say?
                                     (scared to death: colloquial for
                                     'thoroughly frightened')
                                     (neurologist: a specialist in
                                     disorders of the nervous system)
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GREENE:                           Up the Dilantin to four hundred.
                                     (Dilantin: trademark name for a
                                     drug used to prevent convulsions)
                                     (four hundred: four hundred
                                     milligrams)


CORDAY:                           (os) You didn‟t see a doctor?


GREENE:                           Nope.
                                     (slang for 'No')


CORDAY:                           Well, how do you know what your level is?


GREENE:                           I‟m fine.


CORDAY:                           (os) Mark, you need (on camera) a CAT scan
                                  and a full workup.
                                     (CAT scan: same as 'CT' - refer to
                                     Medical Glossary)
                                     (workup: examination)


GREENE:                           No, thanks.


CORDAY:                           Take my hand.    Come on.   Squeeze my fingers.


(GREENE CAN‟T SQUEEZE HER HAND)


CORDAY (CONT‟D):                  How about your wrist?


(HE SHAKES HIS HEAD "NO")


CORDAY (CONT‟D):                  Your elbow?


(HE SHAKES HIS HEAD "NO" AGAIN)
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CORDAY (CONT‟D):                  (sigh) All right, we‟re going home.       You
                                  need an MRI (os) and to see the (on camera)
                                  neurologist.
                                        (MRI: abbreviation for 'magnetic
                                        resonance imaging' - a medical
                                        diagnostic technique that creates
                                        images of the body using nuclear
                                        resonance to provide scanned images
                                        especially of the brain, head and
                                        neck)


GREENE:                           No.     I don‟t want to go back home.


MUSIC CUE IN – BACKGROUND


GREENE: (CONT‟D)                  (pause) It‟s beautiful here, isn‟t it?          Come
                                  on.     Let me...let me show you the beach.


CORDAY:                           (sigh)


EXT. SURF SHOP-DAY


(RACHEL TRAILS BEHIND CORDAY AND GREENE)


CORDAY:                           What‟s she going to do with a surfboard in
                                  Saint Louis?
                                        (Saint Louis: a large city in
                                        Missouri)


GREENE:                           She can let it gather dust in the garage.


CORDAY:                           Has she been like this the whole time?


GREENE:                           Pretty much.
                                        (colloquial for 'Mostly')
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CORDAY:                           (sarcastic) Lucky you. (regarding
                                  surfboards) Hey, I never knew they were so
                                  tall.


GREENE:                           Some are.     Some aren‟t.


INT. SURF SHOP-CONTINUOUS


(GREENE TALKS TO THE GIRL AT THE COUNTER NAMED SERENA)


MUSIC CUE OUT – BACKGROUND


GREENE:                           Hey, I‟m looking for a long board for my
                                  daughter.     She‟s fourteen.


SERENA:                           How long were you thinking?


GREENE:                           Nine, nine-foot-one.     Maybe a Hamilton.
                                     (Nine: Nine feet)
                                     (nine-foot-one: short for 'nine
                                     feet and one inch')
                                     (Hamilton: a surfboard
                                     manufacturer)


(SERENA MOVES OFF AND RACHEL LOOKS AROUND THE SHOP)


CORDAY:                           What‟s she doing?


GREENE:                           It‟s okay.


CORDAY:                           Does she even want a surfboard?


GREENE:                           Watch this.


(HE TRIES TO ACT NONCHALANT AS RACHEL STARTS TALKING TO A
BOY NAMED KAI)
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RACHEL:                           (in background) I know.


CORDAY:                           Who‟s he?


GREENE:                           Don‟t stare.     It‟ll upset her.


CORDAY:                           Well, does she know him?


GREENE:                           He works here.     His name‟s Kai.


CORDAY:                           Kai?


GREENE:                           Kai.   It means “ocean.”


(THEY CONTINUE TALKING IN LOW VOICES)


GREENE (CONT‟D):                  She‟s made up a new excuse why (os) we had
                                  to come back here for the last three days.
                                     (made up: colloquial for
                                     'invented')
                                     (come back: return)


CORDAY:                           How old is he?


GREENE:                           I don‟t know.


CORDAY:                           He looks only sixteen.


GREENE:                           Could be.
                                     (Could: He could)


CORDAY:                           Maybe seventeen.


(SERENA APPROACHES)
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SERENA:                            (os) I have some boards she might like. (on
                                   camera) A Papa San and a Sunburst.
                                         (boards: surfboards)
                                         (Papa San; Sunburst: both
                                         fictitious surfboard manufacturers)


GREENE:                            Good.


MUSIC CUE IN – VOCALS


GREENE: (CONT‟D)                   (vo) (singing “Over the Rainbow”) “...go up
                                   where the clouds are far behind me.”
                                         ("Over the Rainbow": title of a
                                         1939 song by American composer
                                         Harold Arlen)


INT. NORTH SHORE HOUSE BEDROOM-DAY


(GREENE SINGS SOFTLY TO ELLA AS SHE FALLS ASLEEP)


GREENE:                            (continues singing) “Where troubles melt
                                   like lemon drops away above the chimney
                                   tops...”


(RACHEL ENTERS AND WATCHES THEM)


GREENE (CONT‟D):                   (os) (singing) “...that‟s where you‟ll find
                                   me. (on camera) Somewhere over the rainbow
                                   (os) bluebirds fly.      Birds fly over the (on
                                   camera) rainbow.      Why, oh, why (os) can‟t
                                   I?”


MUSIC CUE OUT – VOCALS


GREENE: (CONT‟D)                   (on camera) Rachel, can you (os) come help
                                   me?
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RACHEL:                           (near whisper) Yeah.


(SHE HELPS GREENE STAND AND KEEP HIS ARM AROUND ELLA)


GREENE:                           Ahh...     Remember when I used to sing you to
                                  sleep?


RACHEL:                           No.


GREENE:                           You made me do it for years. (sigh)


(THEY LAY ELLA DOWN)


GREENE (CONT‟D):                  You watched “The Wizard of Oz” and “The (os)
                                  Little Mermaid” over and over again. (on
                                  camera) Drive me crazy.     We had that...
                                        ("The Wizard of Oz": title of a
                                        1939 film featuring Judy Garland
                                        singing "Over the Rainbow")
                                        ("The Little Mermaid": a 1989
                                        animated film of a familiar fairy
                                        tale, featuring a soundtrack by
                                        American composers Howard Ashman
                                        and Alan Menken)
                                        (over and over again: colloquial
                                        for 'continuously; constantly')
                                        (Drive me crazy: It would drive me
                                        crazy; It would greatly annoy and
                                        frustrate me)


INT. NORTH SHORE HOUSE STAIRS/LIVING ROOM-CONTINUOUS


(GREENE FOLLOWS RACHEL DOWNSTAIRS)
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GREENE:                           ...apartment off of Division with the big
                                  iron gates out front and that funny-looking
                                  mutt next- door.     Dudley.
                                     (Division: a street in Chicago,
                                     Illinois)
                                     (mutt: an informal term for 'a
                                     mongrel dog')


RACHEL:                           Dad?


GREENE:                           There was a playground across the street.
                                  Remember the big slide?


RACHEL:                           I don‟t.     I don‟t remember, okay?   I don‟t
                                  remember any of that stuff!     It‟s not
                                  important!     And you just keep talking and
                                  talking about it!


(RACHEL SITS)


GREENE:                           It is important.


RACHEL:                           No, it‟s not!     Where you used to live, where
                                  we used to live, and (os) Grandma‟s stupid
                                  garden, and Granddad‟s cousin Dave, or
                                  whatever...
                                     (Grandma: slang for 'Grandmother')
                                     (Granddad: slang for 'Grandfather')
                                     (or whatever: or whatever else)


(GREENE LOOKS OVER AT CORDAY SITTING NEARBY)


CORDAY:                           Rachel, keep your (os) voice down.      The
                                  baby‟s sleeping.


(GREENE SITS NEAR RACHEL)
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GREENE:                           I‟m trying to tell you about us.       About our
                                  family.   Our history.


RACHEL:                           It‟s stupid boring useless crap!
                                     (crap: slang for 'something
                                     worthless')


GREENE:                           It‟s not crap!


RACHEL:                           Some dog named Dudley?


GREENE:                           You loved that dog.


RACHEL:                           (os) I don‟t care about these things!       I
                                  don‟t want to hear this stuff! (on camera)
                                  So, just stop talking to me about it.


(RACHEL WALKS OUT, SLAMMING THE DOOR; AFTER A MOMENT, ELLA
STARTS CRYING)


GREENE:                           I‟ll go. (grunt)


EXT. BEACH-SHORT TIME LATER


(CORDAY JOINS RACHEL OUT IN THE SAND)


CORDAY:                           How long are you planning on keeping this
                                  up? (pause) He‟s not perfect.     Far from it.
                                  But he‟s trying.   You‟ve got to grow up
                                  faster than you should have to.    You don‟t
                                  get to be a child anymore.   Your father‟s
                                  dying.
                                     (keeping…up: colloquial for
                                     'maintaining; continuing')
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                                     (this: referring to Rachel's
                                     petulance)
                                     (grow up: colloquial for 'mature')
                                     (get to: are allowed to)


RACHEL:                           I know that.


CORDAY:                           He‟s gonna die soon.    Very soon.     And if you
                                  keep going on like this, you‟re going to
                                  miss what little time you have left with
                                  him.   This is it, Rachel.    This is your last
                                  chance.   And if you blow it, you‟re gonna
                                  end up hating yourself for the rest of your
                                  life. (sigh)
                                     (going on: colloquial for
                                     'continuing')
                                     (This is it: slang for 'This is
                                     all; This is the end')
                                     (blow it: slang for 'err or
                                     blunder; ruin it')
                                     (end up: colloquial for 'end')


(CORDAY WALKS AWAY)


RACHEL:                           (sniffs back tears)


INT. NORTH SHORE HOUSE BEDROOM-NEXT MORNING


(GREENE AWAKENS; HE SITS UP ON THE EDGE OF THE BED WITH
GREAT DIFFICULTY; HE STANDS AND FALLS DOWN)


GREENE:                           (grunt)


(HE SLAPS THE FLOOR)
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GREENE (CONT‟D):                  (shouts) Shit!
                                     (a crude slang exclamation of
                                     frustration)


(HE PULLS HIMSELF UP TO A SITTING POSITION AGAINST THE
BED)


END ACT THREE
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ACT FOUR




EXT. NORTH SHORE HOUSE DECK-DAY


(CORDAY HELPS GREENE OUT ACROSS THE DECK)


GREENE:                           (hacking cough)


CORDAY:                           I‟m a bit worried about that cough.


GREENE:                           It‟s okay.


CORDAY:                           We could go to the hospital and get a CBC
                                  and a chest X-ray.
                                     (CBC: refer to Medical Glossary)


GREENE:                           No, thanks.


CORDAY:                           Mark, the Decadron‟s suppressing your immune
                                  system.
                                     (Decadron: trademark name for a
                                     steroid used to treat swelling)


(GREENE‟S RIGHT ARM IS NOW IN A SLING AND HE‟S WEARING THE
PATCH)


GREENE:                           (sigh) No kidding!
                                     (slang for 'You are not joking!;
                                     That is certainly true!')


CORDAY:                           Did you up it again?   Well, if it turns to
                                  pneumonia, we can give IV antibiotics.
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                                     (pneumonia: an acute or chronic
                                     disease marked by inflammation of
                                     the lungs)
                                     (IV: refer to Medical Glossary)
                                     (antibiotics: a substance, produced
                                     by or derived from certain fungi,
                                     bacteria, and other organisms, that
                                     can destroy or inhibit the growth
                                     of other microorganisms)


GREENE:                           Pneumonia, huh?


CORDAY:                           Uh-huh.


GREENE:                           That‟s not a bad way to go.
                                     (go: a euphemism for 'die')


CORDAY:                           (laugh)


(SHE HELPS HIM INTO A CHAIR)


CORDAY (CONT‟D):                  Oh...


GREENE:                           Okay...


CORDAY:                           There you go. (gasps for a breath)


GREENE:                           Where‟s Rachel?


CORDAY:                           (os) She‟s at Sunset with Kai.
                                     (Sunset: Sunset Beach - a beach on
                                     Oahu Island)


GREENE:                           Mmm...    Nice offshore breeze.    Waves should
                                  be great.
                                     (Nice: There is a nice)
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                                        (Waves: The waves)


CORDAY:                           They‟re spending a great deal of time
                                  together.


GREENE:                           He‟s a nice kid.


CORDAY:                           So, you‟re not worried?


GREENE:                           About what?


CORDAY:                           About what they might be doing in all that
                                  time.


GREENE:                           (laugh) No.     I think it‟s great. (pause) I
                                  need you to do something for me.


CORDAY:                           Mm?


GREENE:                           It might be kind of hard.     I want to write
                                  letters to Rachel and Ella.     I tried to do
                                  it myself.     But I can‟t read my own writing
                                  now. (weak laugh) I want them to open
                                  letters on special days, (os) you know?
                                  High school (on camera) graduation, college,
                                  their wedding days. (pause) Think that‟s
                                  cruel? (cough) Reaching out from beyond the
                                  grave on days when they should be happy?
                                        (kind of: slang for 'somewhat')
                                        (Think: Do you think)
                                        (Reaching out from beyond the
                                        grave)


CORDAY:                           (sigh) (tearful) I think they‟ll cherish
                                  every single word.
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GREENE:                           I told you it might be hard.


CORDAY:                           I‟m okay. (sniff/exhales)


INT. NORTH SHORE HOUSE KITCHEN-NIGHT


(CORDAY WASHES THE DISHES AS RACHEL APPROACHES)


RACHEL:                           Is he asleep?


CORDAY:                           Yeah.


RACHEL:                           He sleeps a lot now.


CORDAY:                           Yeah.


RACHEL:                           (pause) He‟s in a lot of pain.


CORDAY:                           It won‟t be long now.


INT. NORTH SHORE HOUSE BEDROOM-SHORT TIME LATER


(RACHEL ENTERS AND WATCHES GREENE SLEEP; HE AWAKENS)


GREENE:                           (slightly slurred now) Hi.


RACHEL:                           Hi.


GREENE:                           I was just dreaming about you.


RACHEL:                           You were?


GREENE:                           When you used to love balloons.   You
                                  remember how much you loved balloons?


RACHEL:                           No.
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GREENE:                           I used to buy them for you.     And right when
                                  I handed them to you, you let them go.
                                  Drive your mother crazy.     Sit with me...
                                  sit.    Sit.
                                     (let…go: colloquial for 'released')
                                     (Drive: It would drive)


(RACHEL SITS ON THE BED)


GREENE (CONT‟D):                  I was trying to figure out what I should
                                  have already told you but I never have.
                                  Something important.     Something every father
                                  should impart to his daughter.     I finally
                                  got it.    Generosity.   Be generous...with
                                  your time...with your love... with your
                                  life.
                                     (figure out: colloquial for
                                     'solve')


RACHEL:                           Okay.


GREENE:                           (weakly) I‟m sorry, Rachel.     I‟m so tired.


RACHEL:                           That‟s okay.


GREENE:                           Don‟t cry for me.


RACHEL:                           I won‟t.


GREENE:                           Be generous...always.


RACHEL:                           I will. (pause) Daddy?
                                     (Daddy: slang for 'Father')


(GREENE IS ASLEEP)
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RACHEL (CONT‟D):                  I remember the lullaby.    I remember you used
                                  to sing it to me every night.


(RACHEL PUTS HER HEADPHONES ON GREENE AND HE OPENS HIS
EYES)


RACHEL (CONT‟D):                  I remember.


MUSIC CUE IN – BACKGROUND WITH VOCALS


(SHE SWITCHES ON THE MUSIC AND GREENE SMILES)


IZ:                               (vo) (humming opening to their version of
                                  “Over The Rainbow”)
                                      (Iz: well-known Hawaiian
                                      singer/songwriter and his band)


MONTAGE OF CLIPS


(CORDAY PLAYS WITH ELLA ON THE GRASS AS RACHEL PLAYS IN
THE WATER WITH KAI IN THE DISTANCE)


IZ:                               (vo) (continues humming)


CORDAY:                           Sheep... baaaa...


(CUT TO THE ER, EMPTY, AS THE CAMERA PANS INTO TRAUMA ROOM
ONE; CUT TO GREENE ASLEEP IN BED AT THE NORTH SHORE HOUSE)


IZ:                               (vo) (singing) “Somewhere over the
                                  rainbow...”


(CUT BACK TO THE EMPTY ER AS GREENE, WEARING SURGICAL GARB
AND TOTALLY WELL, WALKS THROUGH ADMITTING)
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IZ (CONT‟D):                      (vo) singing) “...way up high.   And the...


(CUT TO RACHEL AND KAI PLAYING IN THE OCEAN AND CORDAY
SITTING QUIETLY THINKING)


RACHEL:                           (happy scream) (laugh)


IZ (CONT‟D):                      (vo) (singing) “...dreams that you dream of
                                  once in a lullaby.”


(CUT TO GREENE STILL ASLEEP LISTENING TO THE MUSIC AS HE
SLEEPS)


IZ (CONT‟D):                      (vo) (singing) “Oh, somewhere over the...”


(BACK TO GREENE‟S DREAM AS HE LOOKS DOWN THE MAIN HALLWAY
IN THE DISTANCE AND THEN CUT BACK TO GREENE SLEEPING)


IZ (CONT‟D):                      (vo) (singing) “...rainbow bluebirds fly.
                                  And the dreams that you dare to dream really
                                  do come true.     Oooo...”
                                     (come true: colloquial for 'become
                                     realized')


(CUT TO RACHEL SITTING WITH KAI AND HOLDING HANDS)


IZ (CONT‟D):                      (vo) (singing) “Someday you‟ll wish upon a
                                  star.   Wake up where the clouds are far
                                  behind...”


(IT MUST STILL BE A DREAM BECAUSE SHE LOOKS OVER AT GREENE
WHO IS WELL AND WATCHING HER PROUDLY)


IZ (CONT‟D):                      (vo) (singing) “Where trouble melts like
                                  lemon drops...”
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(CUT BACK TO GREENE SLEEPING)


IZ (CONT‟D):                      (vo) (singing) “...high above the chimney
                                  tops.    That‟s where you‟ll find me.”


(CUT TO CORDAY PLAYING WITH ELLA AND SMILING)


IZ (CONT‟D):                      (vo) (singing) “Somewhere over the rainbow
                                  bluebirds fly.”


(CUT BACK TO THE BEDROOM AS CORDAY WALKS OVER TO THE BED)


IZ (CONT‟D):                      (vo) (singing) “And a dream that you dare
                                  to...    Oh, why?   Oh, why can‟t I?”


MUSIC CUE OUT – BACKGROUND WITH VOCALS


(CORDAY EXAMINES GREENE FOR A PULSE AND SLOWLY SITS ON THE
BED; SHE KISSES HIS HAND)


MUSIC CUE IN – BACKGROUND


MINISTER:                         (vo) “I am...”


EXT. CEMETERY-DAY


(CLOSE-UP ON BENTON AND CARTER)


MINISTER:                         (os) “...the resurrection and the light,
                                  saith the Lord.”


(CAMERA ANGLE ON WEAVER)


MINISTER (CONT‟D):                (os) “And though he were dead, yet shall he
                                  live.”
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(CAMERA ANGLE ON ABBY)


MINISTER (CONT‟D):                  (os) “And whosoever liveth and believeth in
                                    Him shall never die.”


(CAMERA ANGLE ON KOVAC)


MINISTER (CONT‟D):                  (os) “I know that my redeemer liveth.”


(CAMERA ANGLE ON LEWIS)


MINISTER (CONT‟D):                  (os) “He shall stand at the latter day upon
                                    the earth...”


(CAMERA ANGLE ON CHEN)


MINISTER (CONT‟D):                  (os) “...and though his body be
                                    destroyed...”


(CAMERA ANGLE ON HALEH)


NAMETAG:                            Gallant


MINISTER (CONT‟D):                  (os) “...yet shall I see God...”


(THE CAMERA CONTINUES TO PAN AROUND TO THE VARIOUS
MOURNERS)


MINISTER (CONT‟D):                  (voice fades and continues unintelligibly
                                    under music)


INT. LIMOUSINE-DAY


(CORDAY AND RACHEL RIDE)
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RACHEL:                            Can I still come to see Ella? (os) Summers?
                                   Or at Christmas?


CORDAY:                            Of course.     She‟s your sister.


(JEN IS SITTING BESIDE RACHEL; RACHEL SEES SOMETHING OUT
THE WINDOW)


RACHEL:                            (to driver) Hey!    Hey, hey, can you pull
                                   over, please?
                                      (pull over: colloquial for 'drive
                                      to the side of the road and stop')


JEN:                               What?


RACHEL:                            Right here.


EXT. STREET-CONTINUOUS


(RACHEL GETS OUT OF THE CAR AND WALKS OVER TO A HOUSE WITH
A "FOR SALE" SIGN OUT FRONT; THERE ARE BALLOONS TIED TO IT
AND RACHEL TAKES ONE AS JEN AND CORDAY GET OUT AND WATCH;
RACHEL LOOKS UP IN THE SKY AND THEN RELEASES THE BALLOON)


MUSIC CUE OUT – BACKGROUND
LOGO
ANNOUNCER:                         (vo) Stay tuned for scenes from the season
                                   finale of “ER” on NBC.
                                      (Stay tuned: Remain watching)
                                      (NBC: abbreviation for 'National
                                      Broadcasting Corporation' - one of
                                      the major American television
                                      networks)


END ACT FOUR
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TEASER




MONTAGE OF CLIPS


MUSIC CUE IN – BACKGROUND


(QUICK CLIPS)


CHYRON:                           NBC next Thursday


ANNOUNCER:                        (vo) NBC, next Thursday.


CARTER:                           When did the rash start?


CHYRON:                           ER season finale


ANNOUNCER:                        (vo) The “ER” season finale.


MOTHER:                           Three days ago. (vo) Why are we running?


CARTER:                           Just stay with me.


FATHER:                           What is going on?


CARTER:                           It‟s smallpox.


MOTHER:                           A maniac is (vo) using this as a weapon.


CHEN:                             (vo) Oh, god!    I have a fever.


VOICE:                            (vo) The Public Health Department closed the
                                  ER.


WEAVER:                           This is my ER.
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OFFICIAL:                         Not anymore.


ANGRY MAN:                        (vo) I‟m getting out of here!    I want out!
                                     (getting out of here: leaving)
                                     (want out: want to leave)


ANGRY PATIENTS:                   (unintelligible yelling)


CARTER:                           (vo) (over yelling) Smallpox is here. (on
                                  camera) And it needs to be contained.


BOY:                              Am I next?


MUSIC CUE OUT – BACKGROUND


ABBY:                             Tell me we‟re gonna be okay.


ANNOUNCER:                        (vo) The “ER” season finale, NBC, next
                                  Thursday.


THE END
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SLANG GLOSSARY OF DEFINITIONS


All of a sudden:                  Colloquial for 'suddenly'.


All over:                         Idiom meaning 'everywhere; in every part'.


All right:                        Idiomatic expression used to convey
                                  acquiescence or approval, or sometimes to
                                  preface one's remarks; well and uninjured or
                                  agreeable.


Around:                           Colloquial for 'nearby; in the vicinity'.


Awful:                            Colloquial for 'great; remarkable'.


Babe:                             Slang for 'a good-looking woman'; a term of
                                  endearment for a woman or man - sometimes used
                                  as a term of address.


Baby:                             A slang term of address for one's lover or a
                                  'thing, gadget or machine'.


Big deal:                         Slang for 'something really important' or, as
                                  an exclamation, 'what does it matter?!'


Blow; Blow it:                    Colloquial for 'To fail at something;
                                  Blunder'.


Boss:                             Slang for 'leader; supervisor'.


Boy!:                             A slang exclamation of wonder, surprise,
                                  pleasure, exasperation, etc.


Buddy:                            Slang for 'friend; chum' - also used as a term
                                  of address, sometimes for a stranger.


Bus:                              Slang for 'Ambulance'.


Butt:                             Slang for 'buttocks'.


Bye-Bye:                          Slang for 'Good-bye'.
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Call back:                        Idiom meaning 'Return someone's telephone
                                  call'.


Can't believe:                    Colloquial for 'am shocked or amazed'.


'Cause:                           Short for 'because'.


Come on!:                         Let us go!; an exclamation of mild disdain or
                                  contempt - also slang for 'you are wrong!' or
                                  an idiomatic expression used to coax or
                                  persuade.


Cool:                             Slang for 'excellent or exciting; stylish and
                                  sophisticated; safe or well; showing
                                  agreement'.


Cute:                             Colloquial for 'pretty or attractive; clever
                                  or cunning'.


Dad; Daddy:                       Slang for 'Father'.


Damn:                             Used colloquially as a curse or strong
                                  intensive.


Deal:                             Colloquial for 'bargain or agreement'.


Drive crazy; Drive nuts:          Colloquial for 'annoy; irritate; entice'.


Dumb:                             Slang for 'stupid; moronic'.


Far:                              Colloquial for 'very much; considerably'.


Figure; Figure out:               Colloquial for 'assume; calculate; solve or
                                  discover'.


Fine:                             An expression of acquiescence or approval;
                                  very well.


Forget it:                        Slang for 'No; It is not possible; It does not
                                  matter'.
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Funny:                             Colloquial for 'odd; curious; out of the
                                   ordinary'.


Gee!; Geez!:                       Slang for 'Wow!'


Get:                               Colloquial for 'understand'.


Give a break:                      Idiom meaning 'Allow someone a chance; Stop
                                   criticizing someone'.


Give a hand:                       Colloquial for 'Help; Assist'.


Gonna:                             Short for 'Going to'.


Gotcha:                            Slang for 'I understand you' or 'I fooled
                                   you'.


Gotta:                             Short for 'Got to' - have to.


Grandma; Granny:                   Slang for 'Grandmother'.


Grandpa; Grampa:                   Slang for 'Grandfather'.


Great!:                            Slang for 'Excellent!; Wonderful!'


Guys:                              Slang for 'fellows' - also often used as a
                                   slang term of address when speaking to persons
                                   of either gender.


Hang around; Hang out:             Slang for 'spend time; waste time'.


Hey; Hey or Hi there:              Slang for 'Hello'.


Hold it; Hold on:                  Colloquial for 'Wait or Stop; Remain waiting
                                   on the telephone'.


How about:                         Idiomatic expression used to ask for an
                                   opinion, action, decision or explanation.


How come:                          Idiom meaning 'Why?'


How is it going?:                  Colloquial for 'How are you?'
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How're you doing?:                Colloquial for 'How are you?'


I mean:                           An expression used to qualify a statement or
                                  to preface further   information or
                                  explanation; also sometimes used to fill in
                                  while groping for what to say.


Into:                             Slang for 'interested in'.


It looks like:                    Colloquial for 'it seems as if; it seems that
                                  there will be'.


Jerk:                             Slang for 'a stupid or worthless person'.


Kidding:                          Slang for 'teasing; joking'.


Kids:                             Slang for 'children or adolescents; also used
                                  as a slang term of address'.


Kind of:                          Colloquial for 'somewhat of'.


Like:                             An expression which, when used frequently,
                                  marks the speaker as speaking in a very casual
                                  or slangy mode.


Look:                             Colloquial for 'Listen'.


Lot:                              Colloquial for 'a large number or amount'.

Ma'am:                            Colloquial for 'Madam'.

Ad:                               Colloquial for 'angry; furious'.


Make fun of:                      Idiom meaning 'Ridicule'.


Make up:                          Colloquial for 'invent; pretend'.


Make sure:                        Be or cause to be certain or secure.


Mama; Mom; Mommy:                 Colloquial for 'mother'.
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Man!:                             A slang exclamation of surprise,
                                  frustration, etc.; also used as
                                  a familiar form of address for a
                                  man.

Mr.:                              Abbreviation for 'Mister'.


Mrs.:                             Abbreviation for 'Missus'.


Ms.:                              Abbreviation for 'Miss or Missus'.


Nah; Nope:                        Slang for 'No'.


Never mind:                       Slang for 'It is not important'.


No kidding?!:                     Slang for 'You are not joking, are you?!'


No problem:                       Slang for 'that is not a problem; without a
                                  problem'.


No way!:                          Slang for 'No!'


No wonder:                        Colloquial for 'that is not surprising'.


Not to mention:                   Colloquial for 'without even mentioning'.


Not to worry:                     Slang for 'There is no reason to worry'.


Nuts:                             Slang for 'crazy; foolish'.


Of course:                        Certainly; However.


Okay:                             A slang expression used to convey acquiescence
                                  or approval, or sometimes to preface one's
                                  remarks; feeling well or agreeable.
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On the other hand:                Colloquial for 'from another point of view; as
                                  the other side of an issue.'


Out of one's mind:                Colloquial for 'crazy; irrational'.


Out of town:                      Colloquial for 'Temporarily not in one's own
                                  town'.


Pal:                              Slang for 'friend; chum' - sometimes used as a
                                  term of address for a male stranger.


Phone:                            Colloquial abbreviation of 'telephone'.


Pick up:                          Idiom meaning 'collect in a car; purchase'.


Please!:                          An exclamation of mild disdain or contempt.


Pretty:                           Colloquial for 'Considerably; Rather large in
                                  amount or extent'.


Quite:                            Colloquial for 'Very; to a considerable degree
                                  or extent'.


Real:                             Slang for 'Very; really'.


Rig:                              Slang for 'Ambulance'.


Screw up:                         Slang for 'Ruin; err'.


Shut up:                          Slang for 'be quiet'.


So long:                          Slang for 'good-bye'.


So what?!:                        Slang for 'What does it matter?!'


Sort of:                          Colloquial for 'somewhat'.


Stop by; Stop in:                 Colloquial for 'stop and pay a
                                  visit'.
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Stuck with:                       Idiom meaning 'burdened by'.


Sure:                             Colloquial for 'certainly; indeed'.


Take a look at:                   Colloquial for 'examine briefly'.


Take it easy:                     Colloquial for 'rest; relax'.


Talk someone into doing:          Idiom meaning 'Persuade someone to do'.


Talk someone out of:              Idiom meaning 'Persuade someone against'.


Terrible:                         Colloquial for 'Very bad or unpleasant'.


Terrific:                         Colloquial for 'excellent; extraordinary'.


That's it:                        Slang for 'That is enough; That is all'.


The other day:                    Colloquial for 'recently'.


TV:                               Abbreviation for 'television'.


Up to:                            Colloquial for 'doing; planning or scheming'.


Wait a minute:                    Colloquial for 'wait; stop'.


Wanna:                            Short for 'want to'.


Way:                              Colloquial for 'very much; very far'.


Well:                             Sometimes used to preface one's remarks or to
                                  fill in while groping for what to say.


What about:                       Idiomatic expression used to ask for an
                                  opinion, action, decision or explanation.


What's up?:                       Slang for 'What is happening?'


What's with:                      Colloquial for 'What is the matter with; What
                                  is the situation with'.


Whoa!:                            A slang exclamation of surprise.
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Why don't:                        Used to preface a suggestion or idea.


Why not?!:                        Slang for 'Of course!; Certainly!'


Ya:                               Short for 'You'.


Yeah; Yep; Yup:                   Slang for 'yes'.


Yo:                               A slang greeting.


You bet!:                         Slang for 'Certainly!; Yes!'.


You know:                         Sometimes used to preface one's remarks or to
                                  fill in while groping for what to say.
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GLOSSARY OF MEDICAL TERMS


Amp:                              Short for 'Ampule' - a small sterile
                                  container holding a dose of a drug to be
                                  given in the vein or muscle.


Antibiotic:                       A drug which inhibits the growth of or
                                  destroys bacteria and other microorganisms.


Asystole:                         The absence of a heartbeat.


Attending:                        Short for 'Attending physician'.


Blood gas:                        Same as 'blood gas determination' - a kit to
                                  draw arterial rather than venous blood and
                                  analyze its acid-base balance.


Bolus:                            A dose of a drug or fluid injected all at
                                  once.


BP:                               Abbreviation for 'Blood pressure'.


Bradying down:                    Medical slang for 'experiencing bradycardia'
                                  - an abnormally slow heart rate.


Bullet:                           A list of the medical highlights of a
                                  patient's condition.


CC:                               Abbreviation for 'cubic centimeter'.


CBC:                              Short for 'complete blood count' - the
                                  number of red and white blood cells per
                                  cubic millimeter of blood.
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C-collar:                         Short for 'cervical collar' - used to
                                  stabilize the neck area.


Chairs:                           Short for 'A waiting area outfitted with
                                  chairs'.


Chem seven:                       A blood test including electrolyte levels,
                                  etc.


Chest tube:                       A hollow drainage tube into the chest wall
                                  to help evacuate blood or air that's not
                                  allowing the patient to breathe normally.


Crit:                             Short for 'Hematocrit' - a measure of the
                                  number of red blood cells.


CT:                               Abbreviation for 'computerized tomography' -
                                  a technique for examining internal
                                  structures in the body.


Curtain area:                     An examing area separated by a curtain.


Doc:                              Short for 'Doctor'.


DNR:                              Abbreviation for 'Do Not Resuscitate' - a
                                  note written in a patient record telling
                                  staff members not to attempt to revive the
                                  patient in the event of heart or lung
                                  failure.


Dopamine:                         Dopamine hydrochloride - a drug used to
                                  treat shock, low blood pressure and low
                                  heart output.


Dr.:                              Abbreviation for 'Doctor'.
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EKG:                              Abbreviation for 'Electrocardiogram' - a
                                  picture record made by an
                                  electrocardiograph, a device used to record
                                  the electric activity of the heart.


Epi:                              Short for 'epinephrine' - a stimulant drug.


ER:                               Abbreviation for 'Emergency Room' - an area
                                  in a hospital where patients with
                                  emergencies are treated.


ET tube:                          Abbreviation for 'endotrachial tube - a tube
                                  inserted through the mouth or nose into the
                                  trachea.


Exam:                             Short for 'Examining; Examination'.


Film:                             An X-ray.


Foley:                            Short for 'Foley catheter' - a rubber tube
                                  with a balloon tip placed in the bladder.


GSW:                              Abbreviation for 'Gunshot wound'.


ICU:                              Abbreviation for 'Intensive Care Unit' - a
                                  hospital unit in which patients needing
                                  close monitoring and intensive care are
                                  housed for as long as needed.


Intern:                           A doctor serving an apprenticeship as an
                                  assistant resident in a hospital generally
                                  just after graduation from medical school.


In the field:                     Medical slang for 'pre-hospital'.


Intubate:                         Pass a tube into a body aperture.
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IV:                               Abbreviation for 'intravenous; intravenous
                                  line'.


Lab:                              Short for 'Laboratory test result;
                                  Laboratory'.


Lac:                              Short for 'laceration' - a torn or jagged
                                  wound.


Lavage:                           The process of washing out an organ or
                                  cavity for therapeutic purposes.


Lidocaine:                        A local anesthetic agent that can also be
                                  used internally to treat irregular heart
                                  rhythm.


Med:                              Short for 'medical'.


Meds:                             Short for 'medications'.


MI:                               Abbreviation for 'myocardial infarction' - a
                                  blockage of a heart artery.


MVA:                              Abbreviation for 'Motor Vehicle Accident'.


O-neg:                            Short for 'O-negative blood' - a common
                                  blood type.


OR:                               Abbreviation for 'operating room'.


Palp:                             Short for 'By palpation - using the hands to
                                  feel during a physical examination'.


Pedes:                            Short for 'Pediatrics'.
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Pediatrician:                     A physician specializing in the branch of
                                  medicine that deals with the development and
                                  care of infants and children and the
                                  treatment of their diseases.


Portable chest:                   Short for 'a portable chest X-ray machine'.


Pulse/ox:                         Short for 'Pulse-oximetry reading' - a
                                  measurement of the blood's oxygenation.


Rapid infuser:                    An 'arteriovenous rapid infuser' - a device
                                  which infuses fluid back and forth through
                                  the arteries and veins.


Resident:                         A doctor at a hospital doing his or her
                                  training.


RN:                               Abbreviation for 'registered nurse'.


Scrub in on:                      Medical slang for 'Be scrubbed for surgical
                                  procedures in a sterile environment and join
                                  in operating on'.


Suction:                          The removal of gas or fluid by lowering air
                                  pressure over its surface, usually by
                                  mechanical means.


Trauma One:                       Trauma Room One - an   emergency room in a
                                  hospital devoted to trauma patients, those
                                  with injuries caused by violent or
                                  disruptive action or by a poisonous
                                  substance invading the body.


Type and cross:                   Short for 'type and crossmatch - determine
                                  blood type and crossmatch to determine
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                                  whether donated blood can be used by a
                                  patient.


Type-specific:                    A recipient's actual blood type.


Urinalysis:                       The physical, microscopic or chemical
                                  examination of urine.


Vent:                             Short for 'ventilator' - any of several
                                  devices used in respiratory therapy to
                                  provide assisted breathing.


V-fib:                            Short for 'ventricular fibrillation' -
                                  having a very fast, very uneven heartbeat.


Vitals:                           Short for 'vital signs' - the measurements
                                  of pulse rate, rate of breathing, body
                                  temperature and, sometimes, blood pressure.
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ER


“ON THE BEACH”


CHARACTER LIST


JOHN CARTER -- CHIEF RESIDENT (9 lines of dialogue)


MARK GREENE -- ER ATTENDING DOCTOR (409 lines of dialogue)


ELIZABETH CORDAY -- ASSOCIATE CHIEF OF SURGERY (96 lines of dialogue)


RACHEL -- GREENE‟S DAUGHTER (121 lines of dialogue)


ELLA -- GREENE'S AND CORDAY‟S BABY (LAUGHS))


JEN -- GREENE‟S EX-WIFE (1 line of dialogue)
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INSTRUCTOR -- PARACHUTE INSTRUCTOR WITH GREENE (1 line of dialogue)


BILLY -- TALKS TO RACHEL (2 lines of dialogue)


TOWEL GUY -- AT HOTEL (1 line of dialogue)


SERENA -- WORKS IN SURF SHOP (3 lines of dialogue)


KAI -- LAUGHTER/UNINTELLIGIBLE CONVERSATION WITH RACHEL
  (0 lines of dialogue)


MINISTER -- OFF SCREEN ONLY (6 lines of dialogue)

				
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